Category Archives: Anishinaabek World

Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 6 & 7 – To Pickerel Bay and Down Fox Creek to Georgian Bay

Previous Post: Day 5 – From E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) Day 6 – The Lower French From CS 522 To Pickerel Bay (CS 633) distance: 12 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/1:  Second … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 4 – Down The Five Mile Rapids Section of the Upper French River

Previous Post:  Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To below Portage Dam Day 4 – Along Eighteen Mile Island From CS304 To CS 419 distance: 21 km time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 2/7  weather: sunny all day, light wind from … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To Below The Portage Channel Dam

Previous Post: Day 2 – Lafleche Point to South of Canoe Pass Day 3 – From Canoe Pass to Below Portage Channel Dam distance: 27 km time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: ~570 m (FoFR says 600m), around the channel cut, … Continue reading

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From Lake Nipigon’s Echo Rock To Waweig Lake

Previous Post: Canoeing Lake Nipigon From Windigo Bay To Echo Rock Day 10 – Echo Rock to the H B C Post (Nipigon House) distance: 7 km (include backtracking) actually moved forward about 3.3 km time: 9:15 a.m to 11:25 a.m. portages/rapids/liftover-line: 0/0/0 weather: overcast; … Continue reading

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Down The Pikitigushi River From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon – Days 2 & 3

Previous Post: Down The Pikitigushi River From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon – Logistics, Maps and Day 1 – Cliff Lake Day 2 – From Cliff Lake to Ratte Lake distance: 10.5 km time: 9 a.m to 4 p.m.; checked out all pictograph … Continue reading

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Down The Pikitigushi From Cliff Lake To Lake Nipigon: Logistics. Maps and Day 1 – Cliff Lake

Related Posts: Canoeing From The Pikitigushi’s Cliff Lake to Echo Rock on Lake Nipigon … a summary of our trip with lots of pix It was back in 2013 that my brother Max and I first paddled into Cliff Lake.  It was … Continue reading

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Anishinaabeg Beadwork & Painting Exhibit At The Royal Ontario Museum

I should have gone in June or July!  The Royal Ontario Museum hosted an exhibit (June 17 to November 19, 2017) titled Anishinaabeg: Art and Power which recently closed.  Sad to say,  I forgot all about it until the day before … Continue reading

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The Peterborough Petroglyphs: Building Over An Ancient Algonquian Ritual Site

Previous Post: Peterborough’s The Canadian Canoe Museum  – Journey Into An Epic Past N.B. The term Algonquian (also spelled Algonkian) refers to one of  North America’s largest indigenous language families. Individual tribes or First Nations like the Innu, the Micmac, the Algonquin, the Ojibwe, … Continue reading

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Anishinaabe Pictograph Sites Of The Canadian Shield

The Canadian Shield (aka the Pre-Cambrian or Laurentian Shield) makes up more than half of Canada’s land mass.  (It also includes Greenland, the Adirondacks of New York State, as well as the northern parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota).  It … Continue reading

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